Meet The Team

Terra Petrophysics Team

With over 50 years of experience, you can be sure that if there is in an exploration concept that can be identified and tested then it will be found.

Barry Bourne

Principal Consultant

Global exploration experience ranging from greenfields exploration to mining. Demonstrated exploration success coupled with excellent geological/ technical ability.

Responsible for the establishment of three petrophyscal laboratories within Barrick Gold (USA, Australia and Zambia). Six years in-country experience in developing nations.

Member of the technical advisory committee that founded the Deep Exploration Technology Cooperative Research Center. Current member of the technical advisory committee for the Center for Exploration Targeting at the University of Western Australia and the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Research Foundation.

An innovator, who has designed, proposed and implemented the full range of initiatives via experience gained whilst working within the mining industry. Shortlisted for the Australian innovation Awards in 2012. Advance Global Australian of the Year- Mining and Resources 2013.

Mila Markoski


Mila graduated with a Bachelor in Geology at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. During her degree, she gained extensive knowledge on ore deposits and ore formation and acquired valuable field experience collecting and analysing data and mapping various geological deposits in several states in Canada, as well as Hawai’i, USA.

Mila is currently working at Terra as a Geoscientist, where she is performing petrophysical analysis on core samples to estimate the geophysical response of ore bodies. Mila is eager to learn about geophysical methods in mineral exploration, modelling and processing data while also combining it with her geological knowledge to make robust geoscientific interpretations.

Claire Mortimore


Claire obtained her BSc of Science from the University of Western Australia with majors in Geology and Environmental Science. Throughout her undergraduate degrees, she acquired laboratory and field experience across Western Australia. There, she used modern digital mapping techniques to interpret complex geology in the Eastern Goldfields.

Claire is currently working at Terra as a Geologist where she is applying geological knowledge to make valuable interpretations of geophysical data produced through petrophysical analysis.

She is proficient in Microsoft Excel, R-Studio, and QGIS. Claire has a strong foundational skillset that is being further developed with fieldwork through Terra Resources.

JJ Leong


JJ graduated with an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College London and a BSc with Honours in Geophysics from Curtin University. Prior to joining Terra Resources in 2020, JJ has held a couple of roles across the mining, petroleum and software industries, including working as a geophysicist at Petroleum Geo-Services and solutions consultant at Dassault Systèmes.

He has experience in seismic imaging and interpretation and the exposure in conducting various geophysical studies on sites, including but not limited to seismic, gravity, magnetic and petrophysical surveys. He also has experience in using multiple geoscience softwares such as Oasis Montaj, Potent, Petrel, RokDoc, FEFLOW and ArcGIS.

Key Skills and Strengths:

  • processing of magnetic,gravity, radiometrics and remote sensing data
  • 2D and 3D seismic imaging and interpretation
  • inversion and forward modelling

Mike Dentith

Technical Advisor

Internationally recognised expertise in mineral exploration geophysics, with over 30 years’ experience in teaching, research and consulting as Professor of Geophysics at The University of Western Australia.  Experienced with all types of geophysical data and its applications in mineral and petroleum exploration and environmental studies.  Co-author of the award winning textbook, Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist.

Key Skills and Strengths:

  • Advanced knowledge of mineral system-based analysis of geophysical datasets especially as applied to orogenic gold, magmatic nickel-PGE and carbonate-hosted base metal systems.
  • Innovative analysis of petrophysical data incorporating mineralogical and geochemical datasets using advanced data analysis methods.
  • Leader and innovator in the application of deep penetrating geophysical methods, including passive seismic and magnetotelluric data, to exploration.
  • High level of experience in processing, modelling and integrated interpretation of magnetic, gravity, radiometric and seismic datasets for resource and environmental applications.
  • Leader and innovator in geoscience data analysis methods and geoscience communication.
  • Experienced professional instructor who has run numerous courses for industry, government and professional societies in Australia, Asia, South America and Africa.  Topics include geophysics for geologists and geophysical signatures of mineral systems.  Face-to-face and on-line delivery.
  • Extensive track record of success in applied research, research management and team leadership.

Lucy Soares


Lucy graduated with Bachelor in Geology at the Federal University of Para, Brazil in 2016. She is currently undertaking her masters degree in Exploration Geophysics at Curtin University.

Her career began as a mineralogist. During that time, she gained three years of experience with mineral sand processing, sachet logging, modal analysis of heavy minerals and XRD.

At Terra Resources, Lucy performs petrophysical analysis on core samples. She is proficient in Oasis Montaj, Leapfrog, TQIP, ArcGIS, QGIS and ioGAS.

Carmel Plati


Carmel graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and has just completed her Master of Science in Geophysics. During her studies, she has gained theoretical understanding of geophysical principals as well as practical experience in the field conducting geophysical surveys, processing data and interpretation.

In her work at Terra, she has enjoyed expanding her knowledge in geology through working to determine petrophysical properties of core samples. She is also working on geophysical data processing to assist in interpretations of mineral systems in Western Australia and is looking forward to developing her skillset further.

Key Skills and Strengths:

  • petrophysical measurements
  • geophysical data processing
  • proficient in Oasis Montaj, QGIS and Excel

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